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• March 7: Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy John Sharp responded to a residence off Wagon Wheel Circle on report of a possible suicide. Complainant advised Sharp someone sent her a text message video of a man possibly committing suicide. Officer viewed the video, which shows a male apparently shooting himself in the head. Complainant said she does not know who sent the video.

• March 7: A Silver Springs Drive woman advised KCSO officer Laura McElhaney an unknown suspect broke into her vehicle and took her gym bag while she was parked at Wasabi off Lovell Road.

• March 8: A Raceland Way man advised KCSO officer Mark Watson he was out of town March 6, when his girlfriend called to advise him someone had broken into his apartment and stolen his television. Victim returned home March 8 and advised officers nothing else appeared to be missing.

• March 8: A Comblain Road man advised KCSO officer P.J. Lambert an unknown suspect gained personal information to his Best Buy account and made various purchases at the store. Suspect somehow used this personal information to move up the victim’s credit line. Suspect’s purchases totaled $4,653.26.

• March 9: KCSO officer Mark Belliveau responded to a residence off Fox Den Road to investigate a residential burglary in progress. Complainant said he observed two vehicles in the driveway of a vacated residence, which he owns. Complain-ant gave a description of one vehicle that the suspect allegedly drove across the street to another residence in Fox Den; the complainant described the vehicle as a green Nissan Sentra with known tag number. The complainant had a speech impediment and appeared to be suffering a disability; officers had difficulty communicating with him. Officers also observed the known suspect standing in the yard. That suspect yelled that the complainant was a liar. He then fled on foot. After a foot chase, the suspect was apprehended. Officers next spoke with the neighbor, to where the suspect had allegedly driven his car from the complainant’s house. That neighbor stated the suspect was “a mentally handicapped handyman” that she hired to work for her. The complainant then stated that he was mistaken about the identity of the alleged suspect. He had seen the suspect’s car parked across the street and assumed the suspect had broken into his house. However, the complainant said he never saw the suspect in his residence or near his property. Officers asked the suspect why he fled. The suspect stated he was afraid of leaving his dog, which he had owned for 12 years, alone. The suspect was released without charge.

• March 11: A Quail Pointe Road woman advised KCSO officer Cathy Norris that on three separate occasions between March 7 and March 11, unknown suspect(s) have egged and keyed her daughter’s vehicle. Her daughter attends Farragut High School.

• March 12: A Wardley Road man advised KCSO officer Genni Strickland an unknown suspect stole a trailer that was parked in his driveway.

• March 12: A Confederacy Circle woman advised KCSO officer Cathy Norris that a ring had been stolen from her home. Victim stated she’d last seen the ring in January. The ring belonged to her grandmother, and while she had not had it appraised, she estimated the value at $10,000. Victim stated she has caregivers in her home who care for her disabled son. Recently, a new person had been there filling in for someone else. Victim advised the ring was in a jewelry box in her bedroom; victim discovered it missing around the first of March. Victim also advised she has notified the company that provides the caregivers.

• March 12: A Moccasin Lane woman advised KCSO officer Jim Albanese that while she was staying at NHC Healthcare, her daughter removed an earring, debit card and ring from her purse. Complainant stated the suspect had used the debit card at several locations.

• March 13: A Spinnaker Road man advised KCSO officer Julie Duncan an unknown suspect stole a chainsaw from his open garage.


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